The Research Foundation for The State University of New York

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York


35 State Stree | 518.434.7000

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (RF) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. It exists to serve the State University of New York (SUNY) by providing essential sponsored programs administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty, students and staff who perform life-changing research in life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences; and computer and information sciences. 

The RF manages SUNY’s research portfolio assisting SUNY faculty, students and staff through every step of the research grant process, allowing them to focus on their work and ensuring compliance with SUNY, grant sponsor and government requirements.

Research at SUNY produces more than 100 new technologies every year and the RF works with business and industry, government agencies and other partners to convert SUNY's research capacity into economic growth.

Aligned with the SUNY Strategy for Research and Innovation, the RF helps manage programs that maximize the collective impact of SUNY research. Examples include the SUNY Networks of Excellence, the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund, and START-UP NY.

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